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"Armistice Day"

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 11 November 2018 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

"Armistice Day" On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the "Great War", the "War to End All Wars" came to an end. When I was a kid in the 30s, it was called Armistice Day. What I appreciate about that naming is that it focuses on the cessation of war; it focuses on peace. I also understand and support its being renamed to Veterans Day. We all owe a great debt to those who have served in our military, especially those who have been in combat. I was commissioned in the USAF in 1957 and was discharged before the Viet Nam War; so I never had to put my life on the line. I deeply respect and honor those who have. What hopefully we have learned from the Viet Nam war is that it is possible to honor all of those who fight in a war while at the same time opposing the war itself. Our ultimate goal is peace.

This photo is named "The Remains of the Fire." Our hearts and minds are with all of the people of California affected by the devastating fires.

NIKON D500 1/160 second F/7.1 ISO 800 24 mm (35mm equiv.)

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & atmosphere!
Lovely!

11 Nov 2018 8:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo and good thoughts. As for myself, the greatest honor that could be bestowed upon me and my fellow combat veterans would be to take the lessons learned and apply them to current circumstances. For example, the lessons learned in Vietnam could and should have been applied to Iraq. Unfortunately, we blundered in there as though nothing was learned. Officials, at the time, said Iraq was not Vietnam as though it would not become a quagmire. They were kind of right because it was much worse.

I do love this image.

12 Nov 2018 12:53am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Steve, thank you for your thoughtful comments.

12 Nov 2018 1:54am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

A wonderful photo that pays great tribute to the veterans.

12 Nov 2018 2:39am

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

thanks for this image and these wise human words

12 Nov 2018 5:02pm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Great tribute: congrats John !

12 Nov 2018 5:55pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful composition ! Congratulations

12 Nov 2018 6:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

& Congratulations! :)

12 Nov 2018 7:44pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the well deserved spotlight!

12 Nov 2018 10:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the well deserved Spotlight!

12 Nov 2018 11:47pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight! Beautiful image for that special day of remembrance...

13 Nov 2018 6:06pm

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight, beautiful image.

14 Nov 2018 10:14am

Anne from France

Superbe, bravo!

14 Nov 2018 1:36pm

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

WHAT AN AMAZING TEXTURE, BRAVO

15 Nov 2018 6:56am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

16 Nov 2018 2:57pm

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